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  • I was diagnosed with morphea on my trunk in 1987. Treatment with penicillamine and Accutane was unsuccessful. After about 5 years, the condition went into remission. About seven years later the morphea returned, this time on my lower legs and feet. It has been treated with various medications and treatments without success. My doctors have told me that there is nothing that can be done. What treatments are recommended for morphea? Click here for answer

  • Can a mother pass morphea on to her child if it is active during the pregnancy? Click here for answer

  • What is morphea and atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini? How is atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini treated? Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with generalized morphea 4 years ago. Although it appears to be fading away, the pain has increased. Could this indicate that I am developing scleroderma inside my organs? How would I tell if this is the case? Can I possibly die from either of these diseases? Click here for answer